El Nuevo Día
Front page of El Nuevo Día for July 26, 2008
|Owner(s)||Grupo Ferré-Rangel (GFR Media)|
|Founder(s)||Guillermo V. Cintrón|
|Publisher||El Día, Inc.|
|Editor||Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel|
|Headquarters||Guaynabo, Puerto Rico|
El Nuevo Día (English: The New Day) is the newspaper with the highest circulation in Puerto Rico, reaching a readership of 1.2 million people with over 200,000 daily copies. The newspaper was founded in 1909 and is today a subsidiary of GFR Media. Its headquarters is based in Guaynabo.
El Nuevo Día was founded in 1823 in the city of Ponce as "El Diario de Puerto Rico,"[a] later changing its name to "El Día" in 1911. Its founder was Guillermo V. Cintrón with assistance from Eugenio Astol and Nemesio Canales.
In 1948, the newspaper was acquired by Ponce native and future governor Luis A. Ferré. After Ferré was elected governor of Puerto Rico in 1968, his eldest son, Antonio Luis Ferré, purchased the paper from his father.
Two years after this, in 1970, Antonio Luis moved the newspaper to San Juan and renamed it "El Nuevo Día". Its first director was Carlos Castañeda. During its first years in San Juan, El Nuevo Dia's newsroom was located in the "Torre de la Reina" building located near the Luis Muñoz Rivera Park in Puerta de Tierra. It was subsequently moved, in 1986, to its current location municipality of Guaynabo. The paper continues to be owned by the Ferré family today.
"El Nuevo Día" continues to be owned and published by the Ferré family. The newspaper's current president is María Eugenia Ferré Rangel and the current editor is Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel. As of 2006, El Nuevo Día is the most widely read newspaper in Puerto Rico, with a daily circulation of 155,000.
Its main competitor in terms of sales is El Vocero. Content-wise, both papers have somewhat different news formats and audiences. While El Nuevo Día has been known largely for its political reporting, El Vocero has traditionally taken a more tabloid-oriented approach, giving greater prominence to news stories on daily street crime. More recently, however, "El Vocero" has begun to give greater emphasis to political and business news, making it a more direct competitor to "El Nuevo Día."
Apart from political and community news, El Nuevo Día also has a sports section, a show business section and a business section among the news sections they publish daily. Its previous television commercial campaign slogan read: El Nuevo Día: Un Gran Periodico ("El Nuevo Día: A Great Newspaper"). The campaign slogan recently changed to: "El Nuevo Día: Conocer es Crecer" ("El Nuevo Día: To Know is to Grow")
El Nuevo Dia had an Orlando edition called El Nuevo Dia Orlando. It was founded on September 2, 2003 and was published on weekdays. On November 13, 2006, the newspaper began to circulate free of charge. The paper printed 25,000 copies daily. A study showed that 96% percent of readers who read the Orlando edition read it at home. The newspaper ceased publication effectively on August 29, 2008.
- The newspaper was called "El Diario de Puerto Rico" from 1909 to 1911. In 1911 it shortened its name to "El Dia", a name it would carry until its 1970 move to San Juan and reorganization, where it was renamed "El Nuevo Dia". The El Dia's motto was "Periódico político defensor de los ideales de la Unión de Puerto Rico y de los intereses generales del país." (English: "The political newspaper defender of the ideals of the Unión de Puerto Rico and the general interests of the [Puerto Rican] country").
- Surge otro postor interesado en el PLA. Jason Rodríguez Grafal and Omar Alfonso. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 4 December 2013. Year 32. Issue 1566. Page 4. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- 413 F.3d 110: El Día, Inc., Plaintiff, Appellee, v. Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs; Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Defendants, Appellants. Justia.com: US Law. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- About El diario de Puerto Rico. (Ponce, P.R.) 1909-1911.
- About El diario de Puerto Rico. (Ponce, P.R.) 1909-1911. National Endowment for the Humanities: Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers. U. S. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- Guillermo A. Baralt. La Historia de El Nuevo Dia (1909-2000): "Al servicio de mi tierra". Pages: Internal front cover, page 1. Fundación El Nuevo Dia. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002. ISBN 1-881720-82-9.
- Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Septiembre en la Memoria. ICP. (c)2003. Accessed January 10, 2011.
- Orlando Sentinel dated August 14, 2008
- El Nuevo Día's website (Spanish)
- El Nuevo Día's online archive (subscription-only service) (Spanish)
- El Nuevo Día's corporate site (Spanish)
- Today's El Nuevo Día front page at the Newseum website